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Outstanding drawing showing a Cheyenne camp scene with tipis | Donald Ellis Gallery

Cheyenne Camp Scene with Tipis

Nokkoist (Bear's Heart), 1851-1882
Bear's Heart Drawing Book
Central Plains

ca. 1876

ink, graphite and coloured pencil on paper

height: 8 ⅝"
width: 11 ⅜"

Inventory # P4469-12



Gifted by Richard Henry Pratt (1840-1924), commander at Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, to Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple (1822-1901) on September 25, 1876
Evangeline Marrs Simpson Whipple (1857-1930)
Roy Henry Robinson, Chicago, IL, acquired from the estate of the above in 1933
by descent in the family


A sketchbook attributed to Nokkoist (Bear's Heart) is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN, No. 98.151.1 - See:

For a detailed history of the artist, see "Bear's Heart, The Color-bearer" in Karen Daniels Petersen, Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971, pgs. 97-109